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    Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

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    Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:31 am

    I know this is a long way away but the AMS stand is already booked. A date for your diary - it is the August Bank Holiday.

    Jean (The organiser) tells me that they have a special conference rate at the Holiday Inn next door (£104 per night Dinner B&B for two people)

    If you are interested I will give you the codes for the booking.

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    GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE POOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post  david f on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:12 am

    I have just heard from Jean the Organiser that there will be a much better pool this year (Actually more of a tank!) It is 9 metres by 7 metres and 20" deep.(Sorry about the mixed units!)

    So even more reason to attend this year and give your sub an airing (wetting?).If you are not an AMS member I am sure that there will be free sailing time slots. If you are an AMS member and you want to exhibit and so get a free ticket please let me know a.s.a.p.

    See you there!

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:29 am

    If you still want exhibitors passes for this show - YOU ARE TOO LATE!!

    Come along and pay anyway it is a Fiver entrance. A much bigger pool is promised so good to bring a sub to sail.

    I have just posted Exhibitors passes to:

    Paul B, Me, Dave J, Alistair E, Ian O and John W.

    See you at the AMS stand!

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  thegrimreaper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:36 am

    Dam was going to join up as well to get a couple of passes ah well next year may be :-))))

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:44 am

    Feel free to join up Mark...David's hand is always open to receive incoming money!
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  thegrimreaper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:50 am

    Not that I am a tight fist or anything but to pay the membership fee and then pay to get into the warrington show would depleat my funds for the rest of the month only live 20 mins away as well and off that weekend ahh well as I said maybe next year
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:57 am

    Sounds like Mark is having difficulty getting out of his armchair! ;-)

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:30 pm

    We can add John Ri to the list of those on the stand.

    Many thanks to the Organisers for getting a ticket to him at the last minute.

    Looking forward to the show this weekend. A nice venue which will not be affected much by the weather.


    David

    PS Just realise that I originally gave the wrong date for this event. It is of course the Sat & Sun the 25/26th!
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  thegrimreaper on Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:18 pm

    david f wrote:Sounds like Mark is having difficulty getting out of his armchair! ;-)

    David

    Did not have any problem getting out of the armchair David, I was at the venue took a lot of photos of boats and hovercraft did not see any subs in the pools though.
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:19 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp4uq5NZuX4


    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=-wz6rXeo68g

    A couple of short videos of subs sailing on the pond. (More photos soon.)

    A very, good fun weekend. Congratulations to Dave J for winning the best on stand prize for his immaculate O class.

    My thanks to the Organisers for a really good show which goes from strength to strength. Now with a workable pond.

    David

    PS Mark maybe you left early on the Saturday? Subs were sailing Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. Did you call in at the AMS stand? It would have been good to meet you. (The Internet is not everything 8-)

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:24 pm

    Now that looks to be a sensible pool, David....is it inflatable?
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  david f on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:34 pm

    Yes, Richard. The sides were inflatable - I was careful not to puncture it with Resurgams ram!(Actualy very tough material.)

    Depth as ordered 20" - again thanks to Jean and the organisers.


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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:39 pm

    You wait until I'm better...me and my new Permit class are going to embark on a world tour of all the UK shows.

    Watch this space...
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  thegrimreaper on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:04 am

    David your second link takes me to the u-tube log in page ?? dont know what happend their as to leaving early on Saturday your right unfortunatly wifes work commitments dictated that we left by 13:00HRs. We did call in at the AMS stand having a quiet look at what was on offer from the AMS when a guy in a yellow jumper pounced on us and started to tell us about his submarine on the table which had a few bits in the bow and what looked like a can of gas floating around in the stern that the guy picked up and droped back into the sub saying " I dont know what I am doing with this yet, If you want to ask questions I am here" the guy then started talking to someone else. So we just carried on looking over what was on the table then moved on.
    The show on the whole was very good and the wife and I realy enjoyed the variety of boats that were on display, We wern`t at last years show but everyone is saying that this years was better again, then next years will be unmissable, by then I would have probably joined one of the many clubs and would endever to display my subs and support the club I chose to join.

    Regards Mark
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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:55 am

    Hi Grim Reaper

    What you have described can happen on any club stand through out the world, the guy that spoke to you may be new to our hobby, but you must give it to him he was keen, as for some people just to stand on a stand and talk to members of the public takes a lot of effort.

    I have been in this game from the late 80’s and I do not know all of it, I for one find it very hard to talk to the public about our hobby, come to that I also find it hard to talk about my other club.

    It is only with help from fellow members that he will in time be able to talk about his boat, if it was not for the likes of Richard, Alf, Nigel, Steve and the late Bernie Wood and lot’s more of our members I for one would be a bigger fool than I am now.

    I am sorry if I may have put you off from joining the AMS with my comments, but I would like to think that any one doing our hobby would help a fellow hobbyist. I hope that at some time in the future we will meet up at a show as fellow AMS members.

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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:41 am

    And you think that modern day shows are busy? Pic below shows the late Bernie Wood facing the crowds at the 1988 Model Engineer Exhibition, they were jamming the corridors trying to see how a sub worked and listen to The Man describe his boats. A few pints of throat lubrication liquid were needed that day...




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    Re: Model Boat Convention,24th and 25th August, 2012 (Haydock Park near Warrington)

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:01 am

    I still remember the first one that I did as Events Sec it was an eleven day event, Bernie and I went up every day in that three wheeler of his, was we glad when it was over.

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